DATE: September 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Carli Cohen, 410.581.6222
Owings Mills, MD–The Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) has expanded year-round testing and instant test results and now offers these for all BOC multiple choice and clinical simulation certification examinations.
All BOC certification candidates now can take their computer-based exams on any business day throughout the year— and even some Saturdays— at convenient locations nationwide. Once candidates complete their exams, they receive their results at the testing center.
“There are no exam cycles or application deadlines to worry about,” notes Jan paul Miller, MA, MEd, BOC’s Director of Certification. “And when they apply, certification applicants don’t have to commit to a time period to take their test.”
Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, BOC President and CEO adds, “We want the process to be easy so candidates can focus on the exam itself. We are continually looking for ways to make the certification process more convenient and less stressful. No one should have to wait for weeks after taking an exam to find out if they passed.”
For information on becoming certified with BOC, visit the BOC website at www.bocusa.org/becoming-certified or contact the BOC headquarters at 410.581.6222.
Since 1984, the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) has provided credentials demonstrating the competence and proficiency of O&P professionals. BOC offers NCCA-accredited certification programs in five disciplines: orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics, orthotic fitting, and mastectomy fitting. BOC’s facility accreditation program partners with Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic and Orthotics Suppliers (DMEPOS) to meet standards set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and improve business practices. BOC credentials celebrate and recognize the competence, professionalism, and safe practice environments of BOC-certified practitioners and BOC-accredited facilities.